of Kent Bar Billiards Association
at the Towns Club Sittingbourne, on Thursday 4th July 2002.
present; Garry Speller (Vice Chairman), Peter Mercer (Treasurer), Chris Saville
(Secretary), Janie Macoy (TW), Di
Welburn (My) & Ann Keen (D&D). Jackie Pecham (My), Jerry Peckham (My)
& Tony Earl (My) joined at 2030hrs.
Vice Chairman opened the meeting at 20:15hrs.
Kendall (Md), Dave Howarth (D&D) & Gill Saville (D&D).
of Previous Meeting; The Secretary apologised for not circulating the minutes of the January
meeting. The Secretary read the minutes of the meeting held at the Towns Club on
January 17th 2002. The secretary informed the meeting that the 28th
March meeting had been cancelled and dispensations for the ‘B’ interleague
agreed by email.
Macoy complained that she had not known about entries for the KBBA knock outs
day. The Secretary said that both she, the TW Secretary and TW Assistant
Secretary and the Maidstone Secretary had all received emails re the entries, so
this was not a KBBA problem. Di Welburn asked whether anything had been done to
organise a D&D verses Medway playoff for the ladies Interleague. Secretary
replied that nothing had been done. It was agreed that both leagues would talk
to their lady players with a view to organising an evening in September. The
Secretary reported that the Certificates for KBBA representation had been
presented. Janie Macoy said that she had not had hers, the Secretary said that
he would look for it. A letter of thanks to go to Steve Purkiss for producing
such excellent certificates.
Secretary informed the meeting of the resignation of the Chairman, Steve
Purkiss. Garry Speller asked if this had been accepted, the Secretary informed
the meeting that the Chairman’s decision was irreversible. The rest of the
Medway reps joined at this point. The Secretary had no other business that would
not be covered in other parts of the agenda.
Treasurer reported that there was £89.82 in the current account and £149.72 in
the deposit account, cheques to the value of approx £250 had yet to be banked.
The Treasurer reported that it was not worth keeping two separate accounts for
the little interest involved. Tony Earl asked about an internet account, the
treasurer replied that these were for personal use only. Jackie Peckham asked
about the state of the accounts. Peter Mercer replied that he had not had time
to finalise them, he had been too busy, but that now he had left work, he hoped
to bring them up to date. Peter Mercer added that he would be resigning as he
could not devote the time needed to the post. Much discussion followed on the
need for an up to date handover. The Chairman asked Peter to get an accurate as
possible up to date figure to hand over to the new Treasurer as soon as
possible, definitely before the AGM.
Secretary said that he was obliged by the constitution to introduce the Inter
Area 5 a side at this time of year. After discussion Jackie Peckham proposed and
Di Welburn seconded that KBBA abandon it for this year, this was carried
unanimously. The Secretary gave the ‘B’ interleague trophy to Medway and the
labels and badges for the extra medals presented at the knockouts day to Medway
The association appears to be defunct. Janie Macoy informed the meeting of the
current SCBBA officers. It was agreed that the Secretary should write to the
Chairman, with copies to the other County Secetaries, requesting that the
association be wound up and the assets divided.
Bar Billiards AGM:
the Secretary would request tenders for holding these to be submitted for
the AGM. ‘A’ and Ladies (hopefully) to be played in February and the ‘B’
and knockouts day in April. The Secretary to ascertain suitable weekends for
tables from Bar Billiards Ltd. The Interleagues will be allocated at the AGM.
A draw meeting would be held in January and all competitions fully drawn and
allocated at that meeting. If players failed to complete rounds by the specified
dates then the rules cater for them to be disqualified.
meeting to be held June/July to
review the year and make recommendations for the AGM.
relevant information would be placed on the KBBA Yahoo site and the nominated
email contacts notified. (Extra contact needed from Maidstone).
Secretary would update the leagues at regular intervals via email, regarding day
to day business.
meetings would be held if necessary, either at the Towns Club or via the KBBA
was agreed that the voting remain as present at 3 per league for meetings and 5
per league at the AGM.
Proposals; There were no proposals to be submitted by the committee to the AGM.
Though it was felt that the AGM should consider writing to AEBBA regarding their
decision not to supply runners up trophies at AEBBA competitions for economic
Any Other Business;
Welburn said that the KBBA ladies Singles Final needed to be allocated. The
Chantry, (Canterbury) and the Bell (TW) were considered. The Chantry won the
ballot. The match is to be played on or before 12th September. The
Secretary said that he would attend and officiate.
Welburn announced that there would be a Ladies Pairs at Redhill on July 21st.
The Secretary was not aware of this and would try and get info.
Welburn informed the meeting that Jerry Peckham would assume the vacant Medway
Date And Venue of The Next Meeting; The AGM would be the next meeting, Meeting was
closed by the Chairman at 2204hrs.